Now is the time for complete compassion [“Stay or Go?” March 13, 2020].
We are a resilient species under extreme pressure. If you're an employer and had to temporarily shutter operations, continue to pay your employees. If you're a landlord and your tenants have temporarily lost their income, do not evict them. If you're well-heeled, now is the time to shine. Proactivity is essential in order to prevent societal breakdown.
Now that the World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, and given the coordinated mobilization efforts at containment, this is proof positive the human race is capable of applying the same response to the global climate crisis, given one rather large caveat: that we make the conscious decision to do so.
We’ve got this.
Steve Perkins, Van Anda